May 5, 1929 – Jan. 1, 2023
Jean Louise (Roudabush) Gordon, 93, of Claysburg, died Sunday. See the article : K’Waun Williams is the first interview as a Bronco, wins over Jacksonville | Broncos at Jaguars. She was the daughter of the late Rose and Lester Roudabush.
She was preceded in death by her late husband, Robert “Bob” Paul Gordon.
Surviving are daughters, Crystal Gilchrist and Cindy John; five grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
Jean graduated from Greenfield-Kimmel High School in 1947. She was a majorette and cheerleader, and met the love of her life while performing together in the school play. She and Bob soon married and followed Bob’s baseball career out west and in the Army at Fort Meade, Md.
She always worked, starting at her grandfather’s grocery store when she was a little girl. He worked for Westinghouse in Baltimore during the Korean War. At home she was a daycare aide, head cashier for Quaker Markets and K-Mart food, and was a hospital and home health aide.
Jean was a founding member of the Claysburg Area Community Chorus and Theater, performing in more than 40 productions, with roles including Aunt Eller in “Oklahoma” and Mae Peterson in “Bye, Bye Birdie.”
He helped organize the first homecoming for the Claysburg-Kimmel School District. Jean and Bob were inducted into the Claysburg Hall of Fame. He also enjoyed playing music with Bob, DJing, dancing, fishing in Canada and spending time with his family.
Jean is best known for her jet black hair, her beautiful singing voice, her bright smile and her ability to make others laugh. The night sky will brighten slightly with Jean’s abundance of stardust now added to the air.
A memorial service will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. May 13, 2023, at Claysburg Community Park. At that time, the dedication of the Music Garden will take place, with the installation of the first two instruments, in memory of the love of Bob and Jean Gordon.
Arrangements are by Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, Claysburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to your favorite love in the Claysburg area.